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Game of Thrones armorer Natalia Lee discusses working in a male dominated field

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Game of Thrones armorer Natalia Lee discusses working in a male dominated field

Game of Thrones is a show with a lot of violence, and that means it has a special focus on the weapons. The interesting thing to know is that quite like the show, which has a lot of female characters taking the lead, the armorer of the show is a woman as well! Natalia Lee, the armorer for Game of Thrones, recently spoke about being a strong force in a male dominated field. Read on!

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Natalia Lee was recently interviewed by BBC, and she discussed Game of Thrones, and her profession. Speaking of working in a field dominated by men, she said:

“I’m constantly told, ‘Women don’t want to see that, women don’t want to do that.’ It’s so frustrating. We’re capable of handling weapons, I’ve proved I can carry all of them. My job’s a learned, technical skillset, so your gender has no bearing.”

Moving on, she spoke about how she sees herself as the ‘baby’ on Game of Thrones, working with men that are quite senior to her:

“The job can be hard. You’re going to be the only girl in the room, quite isolated. I’m used to men being rowdy, and getting them on your side pretty quickly. It can be intimidating for women to be outnumbered. But don’t be disheartened — most men want you to succeed and they’ve been my greatest allies.”

She said she also looks out for the young females on the set:

“If it’s a stand-in or stuntwoman, I’ll always reach out and talk to them, I know how it is. Some days I’m the only woman in a male environment of thousands of men. I know it can be uncomfortable.”

She then spoke about the actors. Starting off, was Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow:

“I get all the younger girls and older ladies saying, ‘Kit Harington, he’s so beautiful’, but he’s a really lovely, polite young man.”

Recalling a filming run on a freezing glacier in Iceland, where she was well insulated while Kit had his hands and face exposed, she said:

“I was still freezing, and yet he said ‘Thank you’ every time I put on his sword or helped him with something. If it was me, I would probably have been screaming, going ‘Get that thing off!'”

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She also revealed that her favourite actor is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, because he’s “very competitive, very sporty,” and can fight with one hand now. She also spoke of the actors’ dedication to their parts:

“They have such high standards, I’m surprised how hard they are on themselves on set. They’re on camera from morning ’til night, they have to ace every scene. For the youngsters, being kids growing up on a film set instils a hard work ethic.”

She also revealed that she likes Jerome Flynn (Bronn) because of his “wisecracking and also a great humanitarian in his own life”, called Maisie Williams, (Arya Stark) “tremendously talented”, and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) a “very strong girl” who had to learn to lose her “feminine traits”.

However, she didn’t reveal anything about Season 8. What do you guys think about this interview? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Jon Snow’s Direwolf, Ghost returned in the latest episode but fans weren’t thrilled

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The direwolf Ghost is back in the latest episode but fans aren't thrilled

The second episode of season 8 saw the return of the good boy, the good boy being the best thing that has ever happened to Jon Snow AKA his direwolf Ghost. We last saw the direwolf in season 6 during Jon Snow’s resurrection scene. This was when he curled up, patiently waiting for Jon to stop being dead. ‘Twas a scene where a lot of boxes of tissue were passed around.

So there was rightfully a fair amount of anticipation building up to the moment when Jon and Ghost would reunite. Calling that scene in episode two a reunion would be a bit of a stretch. Fans are understandably pissed because they feel they’ve been done dirty. Which they have. I mean, look at this.

There was no build up to this scene, NOTHING. He’s just there, like an afterthought. While this scene sorely disappointed, fan reactions didn’t.

The direwolf was supposed to have some screen time back in season 7 but he finally didn’t make the cut. Turns out, CGI direwolfs are quite expensive, and with dragons hogging the limelight and the budget, there just wasn’t room for more.

So how annoyed were you with this scene in episode two? Don’t hold back, let us know how you really feel in the comments down below!






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Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

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Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

Daenerys Targaryen has been seen throughout the show to be someone who can be ruthless, as well as soft towards the ones that she loves. In the latest episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” we kind of got to see both sides of her. Before you proceed, SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

Since the beginning of this season, we have seen an uneasy air of tension between Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark. In episode 2, we see Jorah Mormont speak some sense into a hot-headed Daenerys, who wouldn’t listen to her usual voice of reason, Tyrion Lannister. With Jorah’s suggestion, Daenerys extends an olive branch to Sansa.

We see her tell Sansa about why they’re similar, being women that have overcome a lot of difficulties and the oppression of men. Sansa quips by saying she thinks Daenerys has manipulated Jon, to which Daenerys says she’s in the North fighting Jon’s war.

Daenerys Targaryen tries to make a friend in Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2

The pair seem to be getting along quite well until Sansa asks Daenerys if she’ll let the North be free, and Daenerys doesn’t seem to take well to that idea. That conversation isn’t finished, however, so looks like we might get to see it in the aftermath of the battle that’s coming to Winterfell.

What did you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

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Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 2 dropped today, and we got a lot more than expected, yet again. While the focus of this episode rotated between characters frequently, Arya Stark seemed to be getting a lot more done in this episode than most other characters. Before we proceed: SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned.

Now, Arya has been in a lot of bad places throughout the course of the show, but Gendry doesn’t know this. We see Arya staring at a sweaty and hardworking Gendry as he forges weapons. The pair have a chat and Gendry tries telling Arya she should hide away rather than fight the dead. Arya, being herself, shows off her aim, proving a point.

Gendry is later seen bringing Arya the weapon she asked him to make and we see Arya showing off her archery skills as Gendry arrives. During their discussion, Gendry reveals his true parentage to Arya, and she proceeds to ask Gendry how many women he has been with and Arya and Gendry then end up having sex. The relationship between the two has been long anticipated, and the fans might have gotten more than they could imagine with this scene.

Arya Stark and Gendry share a moment in Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

However, this was not all. We saw Arya’s aim being teased quite a lot in this episode, and then we see the weapon that Gendry gives her. Most of you might have realized this by now — this weapon looks similar to the Night King‘s spear. If you think about it, it’s quite the opposite of that, since Dragonglass kills White Walkers. It looks as if there’s a high chance that Arya throws the spear at Viserion, and kills it off, for good.

What did you guys think about Arya Stark in this episode? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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